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Hi

Just thought I'd say hi to anyone going to Soton in October, I'm going to be doing engineering of the electronic variety
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I am, but not till 04 as doing a gap year, im doing civil engineering
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yea im goin, doing economics & econometrics
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HEY, im going to Southampton uni to do electronic engineering as long as i get ABB. looks like im getting BBB but hopefully shouldnt be a problem. Might see you there.
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Its down as my insurance place, Financial Mathematics.
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im not going there but been there for a week as a trip when in school

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Originally posted by Sazzle
I am, but not till 04 as doing a gap year, im doing civil engineering
Any interesting plans for your Gap Year mate?
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Nah, boring old industrial placement!!
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My offer is ABB too (thanks to my A at chemistry AS ), I can't wait to go
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Hey,
I'm going to Soton in October to do computer science - can't wait! Got an offer of ABB I hope to achieve it, fingers crossed!
Electrical engineering will be great I'm sure...they're no 1 in the country for it aren't they?
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Originally posted by Sazzle
Nah, boring old industrial placement!!
Are they sponsoring you?
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Originally posted by bones
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I'm going to Soton in October to do computer science - can't wait! Got an offer of ABB I hope to achieve it, fingers crossed!
Electrical engineering will be great I'm sure...they're no 1 in the country for it aren't they?
Congratulations, Soton is great for Comp Sci. When I was doing my initial sweep around uni websites I was largely impressed by the variety of societies they offer, Warwick in particular. I've just checked Sotons and it appears to be very bland. If you have visited bones, could you tell me what the place is like?

It's probable that I'll actually end up visiting the place thanks to their reputation for Comp Sci.

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Originally posted by Holy_devill_786
im not going there but been there for a week as a trip when in school

If nothing moreeeeeeeee, there resident tiolets are quite funny!

meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeee
Birminghaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa am
tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooo
stydyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyyy
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are u on drugs or something???
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Hey Petrozzi,
I went to one of their 'preview days' at Soton last year sometime and they gave great first impressions. I can't pin what was nice about it down to one thing, but I just got the feeling that I would like it there. The computer science is mainly based in the Zepler building, quite a nice large multi-story building containing the computer and electronics labs that is open most hours of the day for students to use. The teaching staff that I met were all really friendly and welcoming, and just made me feel comfortable. I also went on another visit there for my 'interview' in September which went really well (it wasn't actually a formal interview - we were told that we were all getting offers anyway, it was just a chance to ask questions to a member of teaching staff). I was amazed at the care and effort they put into welcoming the guests, much better than the other unis I visited. I took a look at Cambridge and wasn't impressed by their big-headed attitude, and the course was far too maths orientated for me (I like maths, but the 'computer science' course was literally a maths degree with a different slant to it, and that wasn't what I was looking for. The graduates were going into jobs such as investment banking - yech!!).
I also got the impression that York was a bit of a 'Cambridge-wannabe' - and it was far too cold, wet and far from I live to go there :P Warwick was very nice, it had great facilities and a nice course, the only real disadvantages were perhaps that it was too isolated from anywhere. I remember them having a really nice student union building though - 'Roots' I think it was called?
In the end I chose soton mainly for the course. I remember the man who guided the tour explaining computer science as being like a spectrum, with one end completely maths and theory orientated, and the other end with complete practical skills and very little theory. Soton was just about the right place in the spectrum for my liking. You learn a lot of theory and math, but you also get to carry out your skills by practical assignments, and of course the huge project in the 3rd year. You can also select what specialised area you want to go into as you progress - AI is sounding quite appealing to me at the moment
Of course another point about soton is that it's close to all the facilities you'd need. The union has a nice canteen and bar area, although the bar was being refurbished when I was there (a good bar being a neccessity of course). They also have this public service bus system called uni-link that can take you anywhere around Southampton I think, and as a student you get these special passes that basically let you use the bus service however much you want (uni-link fee is included in uni fee). The accommodation looks pretty nice from what I have seen, and a large proportion of the rooms have data-connection ports (essential for internet junkies like me!!!).

So that's my two cents, hope some of that was useful, or entertaining at least. You can get more info about CS at soton from their website if you haven't been there already.
http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/
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I definitely agree with the above post, I'm not sure what it is, but I know I really like the uni, and I'm pretty sure I'll be happy there. The comment about it's societies being bland isn't true, there are loads if you manage to find the page on the site (it is there!) although one thing it is missing compared to Warwick is a computer club, aka lan party club, but I'm sure that can be remedied
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I have southampton as my insurance option, to study computer science with artificial intelligence after my gap year. My firm choice is Imperial College, to do their Computing with Artificial Intelligence MEng. Southmpton was a nice place and considering the difficulty of OCR's maths papers this summer, looks like where I will be going!!
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I've chose Southampton as my firm choice to do Computer Science providing I get ABB. I went on the open day - the department looked great and the staff were very friendly. I looked at Bath aswell, but their department wasn't that good.

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Hey Petrozzi,
I went to one of their 'preview days' at Soton last year sometime and they gave great first impressions. I can't pin what was nice about it down to one thing, but I just got the feeling that I would like it there. The computer science is mainly based in the Zepler building, quite a nice large multi-story building containing the computer and electronics labs that is open most hours of the day for students to use. The teaching staff that I met were all really friendly and welcoming, and just made me feel comfortable. I also went on another visit there for my 'interview' in September which went really well (it wasn't actually a formal interview - we were told that we were all getting offers anyway, it was just a chance to ask questions to a member of teaching staff). I was amazed at the care and effort they put into welcoming the guests, much better than the other unis I visited. I took a look at Cambridge and wasn't impressed by their big-headed attitude, and the course was far too maths orientated for me (I like maths, but the 'computer science' course was literally a maths degree with a different slant to it, and that wasn't what I was looking for. The graduates were going into jobs such as investment banking - yech!!).
I also got the impression that York was a bit of a 'Cambridge-wannabe' - and it was far too cold, wet and far from I live to go there :P Warwick was very nice, it had great facilities and a nice course, the only real disadvantages were perhaps that it was too isolated from anywhere. I remember them having a really nice student union building though - 'Roots' I think it was called?
In the end I chose soton mainly for the course. I remember the man who guided the tour explaining computer science as being like a spectrum, with one end completely maths and theory orientated, and the other end with complete practical skills and very little theory. Soton was just about the right place in the spectrum for my liking. You learn a lot of theory and math, but you also get to carry out your skills by practical assignments, and of course the huge project in the 3rd year. You can also select what specialised area you want to go into as you progress - AI is sounding quite appealing to me at the moment
Of course another point about soton is that it's close to all the facilities you'd need. The union has a nice canteen and bar area, although the bar was being refurbished when I was there (a good bar being a neccessity of course). They also have this public service bus system called uni-link that can take you anywhere around Southampton I think, and as a student you get these special passes that basically let you use the bus service however much you want (uni-link fee is included in uni fee). The accommodation looks pretty nice from what I have seen, and a large proportion of the rooms have data-connection ports (essential for internet junkies like me!!!).

So that's my two cents, hope some of that was useful, or entertaining at least. You can get more info about CS at soton from their website if you haven't been there already.
http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/

Thanks ever so much mate for taking the time and effort to enlighten me. I guess I'll be visiting there myself
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I put down room type L I think (standard sink room?) and wrote "preference to montefiore" on the form, and also mixed/loud/non smoking, who knows what it'll get me!? u?
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Are they sponsoring you?

They are paying me per week, and I suppose I'll do some negotiation during the year to see If we can come to some arrangement!!
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